Fordham set for darting comeback as latest name to join World Seniors Darts Championship line-up

Andy Fordham will make a darting comeback during the World Seniors Darts Championship early next year after accepting an invite to be involved as part of a contingent of former World Champions.

Fordham joins Phil Taylor, Martin Adams, Bob Anderson, Dennis Priestley, Keith Deller, Ted Hankey, John Walton, Wayne Warren and John Lowe who have been announced to have accepted the invite.

'The Viking' has over the past few years had well documented health problems and was hospitalised in late February last year due to severe abdominal pain and as a result, blockage in his bowels.

At the time, he had an operation on his bowels and said in a later interview that he was back towards being 90 percent better and that he was playing a bit despite by his own admission, the likelihood of him returning to tournament standard being low.

This was followed up with the former BDO World Champion testing positive for Coronavirus at the turn of the year which he called the 'scariest thing' he had ever faced. At the time, he said that his thought wasn't on playing darts at all.

But his attention will turn to darts in the coming months as the legendary darter has accepted his invite for the tournament.

This leaves four spots open with the likes of Richie Burnett, Les Wallace and John Part among those previously mooted to be invited.

As well as that, there will also be two qualifiers which will come through to take their place in the field in November with Co Stompe one of the names to stake his claim.

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